2018 CJJ Annual Conference, Council of SAGs’ Meeting, and Hill Day

2018 CJJ Annual Conference, Council of SAGs’ Meeting, and Hill Day

"At the Intersections: How Federal, State, and Local Partners Can Work Together to Improve Juvenile Justice."

June 27-30, 2018

Hyatt Regency Washington
400 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Join us at Washington, D.C.'s Hyatt Regency for our 2018 Annual Conference, "At the Intersections: How Federal, State, and Local Partners Can Work Together to Improve Juvenile Justice"!

On June 27, participants will have the chance to meet with their Senators and Representatives to discuss the importance of improving and supporting our juvenile justice system. Legislative offices are just a short walk or cab ride away from our conference hotel, the Hyatt Regency. Participants are responsible for scheduling their own legislative meetings. Those with questions, should contact CJJ Executive Director, Naomi Smoot at [email protected] or 202-467-0864 ext. 113.  

The full conference will take place on June 28-29. This year's conference will focus on the latest research, developments, and challenges facing our field today. Specifically:

  • How can states and communities serve as leaders in shaping a better juvenile justice system?
  • How can we improve collaborations with young people with lived experiences in the systems we work with?
  • What can be done to leverage partnerships to help improve physical and mental health services, and better address youths' needs for education and housing?
  • What role does advocacy play as communities seek to improve services and provide for trauma-informed care for children and youth?

A copy of the draft agenda is available here

Workshop Proposals 
CJJ is currently accepting workshop proposals for our 2018 Annual Conference. To learn more click here, or to submit a proposal directly click here. All workshop proposals are due Jan. 12, 2018. For more information email [email protected]

Table Talks
CJJ will be adding Table Talks as part of the agenda for 2018. These informal conversations will present participants with information about key issues in juvenile justice and provide them with a space to network and share key challenges and successes from their states. Those interested in facilitating a Table Talk should click here. Topics are due Jan. 12, 2018. 

Conference attendees are invited to stay through on June 30 for the annual meeting of State Advisory Group members, CJJ's voting and policy setting body. 

Hotel Reservations and Conference Registration: 
A block of rooms is available during the conference at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. Rooms are available at the discounted rate of $229 per night. To make your reservation please visit: https://aws.passkey.com/go/CoalitionJuvenileJustice2018.

We look forward to seeing you at the Annual Conference! Register early and save. 


Early Bird Registration

Sept. 20 to Jan. 31


$175/Full-time Student


Regular Registration

Feb. 10 to April 30



$185/Full-time Student



Late Registration

May 1 - June 17



$195/Full-time Student

Register today! 

Become a sponsor or exhibitor!
Join us as a sponsor or exhibitor at CJJ's 2018 Annual Conference! To learn more about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please review our 2018 Sponsor and Exhibitor Information Packet. To apply to be a sponsor or exhibitor at this year's conference, please click here or contact CJJ Executive Director, Naomi Smoot at [email protected]

Executive Board Nominations
Interested in serving on CJJ's Executive Board? Learn more about the roles and responsibilites of CJJ's Regional Chairs, and our National JJ Specialist. Click here to nominate yourself or someone else for one of these positions.   

CJJ Annual Awards
Each year, CJJ honors leaders in our field with the A.L. Carlisle Award, Spirit of Youth Award, and the Tony Gobar Award. To nominate yourself or someone else for one of these awards, please click here